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With 5 offices throughout the Midlands and at Edisto Beach, Home Advantage is everywhere you want to be! Find us downtown at 2615 Devine Street, in the lively Devine Street business and shopping district near USC; find us in Irmo at 7163 St. Andrews Rd near beautiful Saluda Shoals Park; find us by Lake Murray in Chapin at 118 Columbia Ave; find us in picturesque Blythewood at 212 Main Street.

Martha was born and raised in Columbia and has worked with Home Advantage Realty since 2013. She enjoys helping home buyers secure the perfect home for their budget while being attentive to their needs and location preferences. Martha even makes the process fun. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and their two Yorkies, hanging out with friends, and working out. Martha says, “I enjoy the family atmosphere of Home Advantage. Our coworkers are always willing to help each other. I enjo...

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Bryant and Tinamarie Hinson make up the Hinson Team at Home Advantage Realty LLC. Both served the midlands area in government jobs for over 30 years prior to retiring and joining Home Advantage. The Hinson Team says, "We enjoy helping others and we believe our motto speaks for itself: 'Give us a try and let us work for you!' Our goal is to work hard for you and communicate often; finding you a new home or selling your current home is always our # 1 priority regardless of price."

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A native of Columbia, Becca graduated from Hammond School and The University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology. After working several years in the education field, she relocated to Atlanta and earned a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. In 2003, Becca returned to Columbia and established Rebecca Howser Interiors. After ten years in the design field, she combined that experience with residential real estate so she can help her clients “realize the full potential of their investment.” Becca enjoys living in...

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Michelle McDonnell is a lifelong native of South Carolina and has lived in many regions including the Low Country, Midlands and Upstate. For fun, she enjoys cooking and entertaining, volunteering and attending the various games and hobbies of her children. Since 2001, she has called Columbia her home. With a background in sales and marketing, hospitality, and the accounting industry, she brings an array of talent and skill into the relationship of being your Realtor®. In the fall of 2020, she excitedly joined the o...

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Jim Morris is an Army “brat” from Columbus, Georgia and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He served as an Army Infantry officer for 26 years, before retiring at the rank of Colonel. He lived in 48 different homes in eight states and four countries before settling in Columbia. He has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He served ...

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Susie Dibble joined Home Advantage Realty in 2011. Active in community affairs, she is currently serving her second term as an at-large member of the Board of Commissioners of Richland County School District One. At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, her family is involved in all aspects of Parish life, and Susie currently serves as chair of the Altar Guild. Raised on a livestock farm, Susie is the fifth of six Connors children. After graduation from the College of Charleston, she travelled extensively in Europe and Afric...

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After many years as an investor, interior designer, decorator, remodeler, and "house flipper," Brian has taken the next step in his real estate career and has become a licensed real estate agent. Brian says he has found Home Advantage Realty to be made up of a super group of talented, dedicated and experienced professionals. “I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of this group! Whether you're buying, selling, or renting we have it all. Let us help you find your first (or last) home that you will LOVE! You will find we...

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Mary Sparrow began her career in real estate in 1978 in North Carolina. Over the years, she has been licensed as a Broker in South Carolina and Georgia and North Carolina and has been the owner and broker-in-charge of two companies which sold residential property as well as farms, timberlands, and plantation tracts. Mary has always enjoyed the satisfaction of matching property and property owners. She cherishes the many rewarding friendships and relationships that first began through real estate transactions that conti...

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Nickki Sparrow enjoys teaching exercise classes, gardening, and spending time with her family. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Nickki enjoys life in Columbia, which she describes as a "big city with a small town feel."

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Liz Sullivan attended the Honor College of University of Georgia where she graduated CumLaude with honors and earned a BA in marketing. Liz worked in several different industries including Eastman Kodak, Pfizer, and Tiffany and Company before obtaining her real estate license in 1996 and later, her brokers license. Married to her husband Dan for 24 years, Liz enjoys spending time with her sons William and George, playing in tennis tournaments, and paddle boarding in the ocean. Liz says, "Home Advantage Realty is my ...

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Emma's obsession with HGTV grew into a passion for interior design and remodeling and has now led her to launch her career in real estate. For many years, Emma worked in the hospitality industry managing AIRBNB properties all over Columbia. "Being able to host families traveling from all over the country has been extremly rewarding," Emma says. Emma believes developing a deep understanding of her clients' specific needs is critical to a successful home buying process. "I believe your home is a stable foundation for...

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Meet Telly Topakas. After twenty years of owning and operating restaurants and with three years serving clients as a licensed Realtor, Telly has a deep understanding of what it means to provide excellent service.  His unique background provides him invaluable insight into his clients’ needs, the ability to read the pulse of market trends, and an appreciation for working closely with diverse individuals.  Telly says, “my passion for finding the perfect home for a client is similar to that of pairing a delicious m...

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Agent Opportunities

Home Advantage Realty is the Midland’s largest locally-owned real estate company and is the Midland’s only member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of the world’s best independent brokerages.  Ever wonder who or where your broker is? At Home Advantage, you will have 5 managing brokers to support you: Jill Moylan, Rhonda Walsh, Craig Winesett, Tony Timmerman, and Dianne Bunnell. These experienced and talented brokers provide exceptional agent support including training and mentoring.

Home Advantage agents have 4 conveniently located and attractive offices for their use with wireless, identical copier/scanners, restrooms, and work or meeting spaces. Whether you are downtown, in Lexington County, or in the northeast, we have you covered. 

We are not a franchise.  We are a 100% locally-owned company in business for over 30 years and have been repeatedly selected as “Best of Columbia” by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, the Free Times, and The State Newspaper. 

If you are ready for a change, if you are ready to work with a local company, if you are ready to join the largest referral network in the country, please give one of our brokers a call.  We will be delighted to speak with you!